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Health and wellbeing

LGBTQ+: 5 things you can do if your child comes out

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Concrete steps you can take to learn more about your LGBTQ+ child and their identity.

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Health and wellbeing

County lines – what is it and who is at risk?

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School closures have left vulnerable children who would ordinarily be supported in the day at greater risk of exploitation by criminal gangs. Here’s what you need to know to support your child

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Parenting, Health and wellbeing

Surviving family life under lockdown

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Family life has undergone a major upheaval over the past year, with households spending time together 24/7. Here are some tips to help you reduce the inevitable tension and get along smoothly with one another

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When your child comes out as transgender: a Q&A with Sue Chitayi

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Sue Chitayi, mother of a transgender son and parent volunteer at Gendered Intelligence, answers some parents' common questions

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Parenting, Health and wellbeing

How to celebrate special occasions during lockdown

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It would be easy to downplay birthdays and other annual celebrations during the COVID-19 epidemic, but it’s important that children aren’t left feeling like their lives have been put on hold. Here are some tips for ensuring those special days are still marked in style.

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Health and wellbeing

Young people and suicide: if your child tries to take their life

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Ged Flynn of Papyrus, the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide, outlines what parents need to know if their child tries to take their life

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Health and wellbeing

Cannabis, skunk and the teenage brain

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Advice for parents on cannabis, skunk and its reported links to mental health issues in young people

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Talking to your child about an eating disorder

The number of young people treated in hospital for eating disorders is rising. Here are some tips for talking to your child about the subject

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Health and wellbeing

Where can your child get mental health support online during lockdown?

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With a UK lockdown over the winter months, you may be wondering how you can continue to support your child's emotional wellbeing during this unprecedented period. Here's our guide on where your child can get mental health support.

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Health and wellbeing

Screen time: why you shouldn’t worry

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We hear constantly that screen time is a problem. But is screen time really that bad for you? Oxford Internet Institute Senior Research Fellow and Director of Research Professor Andrew Przybylski debunks the myths. 

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Health and wellbeing

What is LSD? A guide for parents

LSD is one of the most famous hallucinogenic drugs. Recently, there has been an increase of 175% in the number of 16-to-24-year-olds admitting to using it

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Games, apps and tech, Health and wellbeing

10 ways to use the internet positively

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There is often negativity surrounding how young people use the internet and whether they know enough about the risks. Here’s our guide for talking to your child about how they can get the most out of their time online

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